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Structures provide services or are a way to claim sectors for both players and NPCs and can be either ground or spatial based, with ground structures tending to be hardier. Moreover with the correct master skills macro structures and specialist structures can be built including those built by player colonies, however, the statistics of these structures are not fixed.

Structures are the key to expanding a faction and gaining control of sectors and can be built in most sectors that aren't already claimed - doing so will claim the sector for your faction.

Defence

Defensive structures as their name suggest are constructed for the purpose of defending faction sectors.

Beam Platform

Beam Platform

A beam platform provides an automatic defence system to damage shields of anyone attempting to capture a structure in the sector or attack faction members.

Cannon Platform

Cannon Platform

A cannon platform provides an automatic defence system to damage the hull of anyone attempting to capture a structure in the sector or attack faction members. 

Ground Fortress

Ground Fortress

The Ground Fortress is one of the strongest defensive structures available to build. It provides multiple landing bays, powerful defences and a large sub-terrain cargo deck. Its primary use is the denial of control of a planet and its commodities. Fortresses also provide SR training for players to improve their skills from the programmes on offer.

Spatial Fortress

Spatial Fortress

The Spatial Fortress is one of the strongest defensive structures available to build. It provides multiple docking bays, powerful defences and a large cargo deck. Its primary use is the denial of control of a sector. Fortresses also provide SR training for players to improve their skills from the programmes on offer.

Null Space Minefield

Null Space Minefield

A powerful form of defence, the Null Space seeker mines prevent non-faction players from building or capturing any structures in the sector they are placed. Hidden in Null Space and with the ability to self-replicate, the mines can only be destroyed in combat or by a ship with the engineering perk outside of battle.

Planetary Shield

Planetary Shield

The Planetary Shield is a selective shield grid that encases an entire planet. Non-faction members will not be able to land on the planet or mine it but will be able to dock with ground structures. The main role is to prevent non-faction members from over-mining a planet but also help protect ground structures against orbital bombardment.

Mining

Mining structures automatically obtain commodities for the faction that owns them.

Mining Base

Mining Base

The Mining Base is a sprawling ground-based structure that will automatically mine a planet for commodities until its storage is full.

Mining Platform

Mining Platform

The Mining Platform is a spatial structure able to mine commodities from all sectors either from orbit or large distances. It collects and stores commodities, adding them to the faction inventory automatically - however its defences are limited.

Personal

Personal structures, unlike other structure classes, belong to the player that built them, not the faction that they are a part of. The commodities store there are no shared amongst the faction.

Hideout

A personal stealth hideout is hidden away so that nobody else can find it. Being effectively invisible means it can be built in sectors that are claimed and is not detected in sector scans. With hold space and a bay for your ship, it's a place to feel safe and relax. The hideout also contains a stasis chamber for humans and clones who want to bide their time without worrying about food, water or free thought.

Storage

As their name implies these are used to store large amounts of commodities and nothing else useable by all of the faction.

Storage Facility

Storage Facility

A basic ground structure that allows the stockpiling of commodities. Its large hold makes it key for expanding any faction or stockpiling commodities for a rainy day.

Support

This class of structures is more general than others as all the structures under it offer support to the faction, but not in the same ways.

Buoy

Buoy

The buoy is small and defenceless but acts to inform visitors to the sector of a custom message. The purpose is mainly informational but its low material cost also makes it perfect for initial sector claim.

Drop Station

Drop Station

A drop station is a support type structure mainly aimed at streamlining cargo operations. When the spatial structure is present in a sector, a captain can immediately drop off their entire hold of cargo to the station for delivery to the structure of their choosing. This is done by selecting contextual options below the structures when arriving in a sector.

Repair Station

Repair Station

Repair stations offer the facility to repair ships quickly for a price as well as augment the armour with different types of plating. All profits from the station are split evenly with your faction.

Trading

Trading structures are essential to the trading aspect of the game offering various merchandise for the captains from commodities and books to ports and supplied.

Asteroid Bar

Asteroid Bar

The Asteroid Bar structure is a secure and large structure that specialises in selling equipment, food and drinks. Built inside an asteroid the structure is often a place were less lawful activities happen. The asteroid bar will generate small amounts of profit even if no sales take place.

Bazaar

Bazaar

The bazaar structure sells consumables and ship parts other players have collected. It can only be built by players with the vendor master skill.

Merchant Base

Merchant Base

A Merchant Base is much like a Merchant Station, however, being ground-based allow it to carry far more commodities. As a commerce hub for all passing Captains, a  percentage of all sales from the Merchant Base will be evenly split among your faction

Merchant Station

Merchant Station

A Merchant Station is a commerce hub for all passing captains and provides facilities to sell commodities, parts and buy equipment, parts, supplies, weapons and blueprints. A percentage of all sales from the Merchant Station will be evenly split among your faction.

Transport

Transport structures include structures revolving around the ships the captains can fly and possibly to travel across the universe.

Shipwright

Shipwright

The Shipwright provides the facility to build new ships, sell ships, switch ships, decontaminate ships as well as augment their atmospheres with a fraction of the profits being split evenly amongst the owning faction. The Shipwright provides a central role for players that wish to own multiple ships.

Comparison

Name Category Cost Metal Chemical Organic Energy Bays Hold Size Placement
Buoy Support 1,000 10 5 0 20 0 0 Spatial
Beam Platform Defence 100,000 1,000 50 10 500 0 0 Spatial
Cannon Platform Defence 100,000 1,000 100 10 200 0 0 Spatial
Hideout Personal 15,000 50 10 5 5 1 5,000 Ground
Drop Station Support 50,000 5,000 100 10 100 0 0 Spatial
Storage Facility Storage 200,000 50,000 10 10 50 1 100,000 Ground
Null Space Minefield Defence 50,000 5,000 500 0 1,000 0 0 Spatial
Asteroid Bar Trading 50,000 5,000 100 200 20 2 10,000 Asteroid Field
Repair Station Support 100,000 10,000 50 20 200 1 0 Spatial
Merchant Base Trading 250,000 20,000 500 500 50 4 20,000 Ground
Merchant Station Trading 200,000 10,000 400 1,000 100 4 10,000 Spatial
Shipwright Transport 300,000 10,000 100 10 100 1 0 Spatial
Spatial Fortress Defence 500,000 20,000 500 10 100 8 5,000 Spatial
Mining Platform Mining 100,000 4,000 400 10 50 1 5,000 Spatial
Ground Fortress Defence 750,000 30,000 500 10 100 8 100,000 Ground
Mining Base Mining 150,000 10,000 200 50 50 1 20,000  Ground
Planetary Shield Defence 100,000 100 100 0 5,000 0 0 Planetary
Bazaar Trading 10,000,000 300 50 100 50 2 0 Spatial

Combat statistics

Each structure has it's own total attack power (TAp), shield rating and hull strength. A structure will automatically defend itself and other structures in the same sector when under attack. A structure will also take part in battles where their owning faction members are under attack in the same sector or players that belong to factions with good relations with the structure owners.

A structure repairs it's shield and hull every 10 minutes at a rate of 1,000 times less it's maximum value to a minimum of 1 point. For example, a cannon platform will repair it's shields by 10 points every 10 minutes, a ground fortress will repair it's hull by 30 every 10 minutes.

Special or colony structures have unknown capabilities and are not listed here.

Name Shields Hull Maximum Attack
Buoy 100 100 0
Beam Platform 10,000 1,000 1,000
Cannon Platform 10,000 1,000 1,000
Hideout 500 1,000 0
Drop Station 1,000 500 100
Storage Facility 5,000 18,000 100
Null Space Minefield 8,000 500 5,000
Asteroid Bar 5,000 500 200
Repair Station 8,000 12,000 200
Merchant Base 5,000 10,000 300
Merchant Station 5,000 10,000 500
Shipwright 1,000 10,000 100
Spatial Fortress 10,000 20,000 5,000
Mining Platform 2,000 5,000 100
Ground Fortress 5,000 30,000 3,000
Mining Base 1,000 10,000 100
Planetary Shield 10,000 500 0
Bazaar 1,000 500 100